Grant applications due Wed. March 1st for Field-of-Interest Funds!

In addition to our community grants program, RCCF also makes specific grants from several funds. These field-of-interest funds have been established by generous donors who have a particular interest they would like to support. By creating a fund at RCCF, the assets donated provide support to Rush County in perpetuity. Our spring deadline field-of-interest funds are:  … Read more

Keith Yager named 35th Rush County Lilly Endowment Community Scholar

One Rush County student has been named the recipient of a four-year, full-tuition scholarship as the Rush County Community Foundation’s 2017 Lilly Endowment Community Scholar. This year’s recipient is the 35th Rush County student to receive a Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship.   Keith Yager will receive full tuition to an Indiana college of his choice  … Read more

RCCF Scholarships Now Available!

Scholarship applications for the 2017-2018 school year are now available at the Rush County Community Foundation [RCCF].  Applications, instructions and cover pages are available at the RCCF office, or online at  Scholarships are available for Rush County residents intending to begin or continue coursework in post-secondary education within the 2017 calendar year.   In  … Read more

CIRCLe Fund Grant Application Deadline Approaching

There are two sides to philanthropy: generous donors who care about their community and the organization and people they are trying to help. The generous donors of Rush County Community Foundation’s CIRCLe Fund are eager to award funding to an organization serving Rush County and Rush County residents and are asking the question, “Can we  … Read more

Thank A Teacher through the Rush County Community Foundation

As we enter the holiday season the Rush County Community Foundation wants to remind parents and students in all schools in Rush County that making a donation to the Rush County Education Fund through the “Thank-A-Teacher” initiative is a great way to honor school system employees during the holiday by giving a gift that will  … Read more

RCCF Celebrates 25th Anniversary

On the evening of November 5, 2016, the Rush County Community Foundation hosted A Grand Idea Gala at the Root Building to celebrate the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary.  The 200 current and former employees, members of the Board of Directors, committee members, grant recipients, and donors present enjoyed dinner provided by Lori’s Catering, entertainment from the  … Read more

Giving Thanks

Thanksgiving provides each of us a time to reflect on the people and things in which we’re most grateful.  Today, as we celebrate Thanksgiving, we’re reflecting on 25 years of possibilities made a reality in Rush County because of the Rush County Community Foundation’s tremendous supporters.   Over the past 25 years, the investment of  … Read more

Funding $9.5 Million of Progress in Rush County

You could say that the Rush County Community Foundation has impacted our community in over 9,500,000 ways.  Each dollar of the $9,500,000+ disbursed from our permanent endowment funds has enabled a non-profit organization, person, or community project to develop.  Numerous churches, nonprofit agencies, and causes have funds at the RCCF that make a difference that  … Read more

A Memorial Gift that Lasts Forever

When a loved one of a friend or family member’s passes on, it’s difficult to know the “right” thing to say or do to help the situation.  We’re often left scrambling to prepare and deliver a casserole, rearrange schedules to visit the family and/or funeral home, and purchase an item to let the friend/family member  … Read more

The Foundation of Your Hometown

A fun week of hometown spirit culminates tonight as the Rushville Lions football team takes on South Dearborn at the annual Homecoming game.  Students and alumni alike look forward to this Friday night tradition, an opportunity to reunite and celebrate our great community under the bright lights.   When thinking about “Homecoming” in our community  … Read more